West Lake Longwu Tea Town
A giant sculpture of a traditional Chinese teapot is placed inside a tea garden in West Lake Longwu Tea Town. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
West Lake Longwu Tea Town, 15 kilometers from downtown Hangzhou, is surrounded by mountains dotted with tea gardens. It is the largest production zone for Westlake Longjing tea, arguably the most prestigious tea variety in East China.
The town, centered on China's longstanding tea culture, is set to become a tourist attraction with many top-notch homestays and corporate headquarters.